2014: Northland 4th of July Festivities

By KBJR News 1

2014: Northland 4th of July Festivities

July 3, 2014 Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- This Friday the Northland will be celebrating the Fourth of July. To help you make plans for the big weekend we've compiled a list of events happening in the Northland.


The following information was provided by Visit Duluth, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Jul 4th: The Duluth Experience presents: Thank Goodness it's Friday Brewery Tour - Time: 5:00 p.m. - When you join The Duluth Experience Brewery Tour, we will take you on a behind-the-scenes brewery tour. You'll meet the brewers, learn about how their systems work, sample their beer, and make a personal connection with the Duluth craft beer scene. You get to enjoy samples of delicious and diverse craft beer selections from three local breweries. Come back for a second tour and sample from three different breweries! We value a fun and educational experience and we think you will too. Learn about Duluth's unique craft beer community, Duluth's history, and take a safe, convenient scenic tour in our 14-passenger bus so park your cars and get on the bus. Let us do the driving while you enjoy a locally brewed craft beer. Tours are approximately four and a half hours long; cost is $79.00 per person. Call (218) 464-6337

-Jul 4th- Jul 5th: Great American Picnic - Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. - Folk Music Festival with food stands, Tiki Bar and lemonade stand. Held in the Fitger’s Complex Courtyard. Call (218) 727-4880

-Jul 4th: Duluth Fourth Fest - Time: gates open at 4 p.m. with music beginning at 4:30 p.m. - The Midwest’s greatest Fourth of July celebration and fireworks extravaganza! Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration! Music provided by Air National Guard Band of the Midwest and Big Wave Dave & the Ripples. The National Anthem sung by the cast of Les Miserables. Duluthians and visitors alike will enjoy this FREE community celebration. No bottles, cans or coolers, please. Minnesota’s largest fireworks display produced by Visit Duluth. Call (800) 438-5884

-Fireworks: The fireworks display presented by Visit Duluth, the city's convention and visitor's bureau, begins at 10:10 pm. and will be fully synchronized to a musical program. As long as you have a view of the bay of Lake Superior, you will be able to see the fireworks.


The following information was provided by The Chamber and Convention and Visitor Bureau of Superior-Douglas County, and this event is taking place on Thursday, July 3:

-Air National Guard Band: July 3rd the Air National Guard Band from Peoria, IL will play at Barkers Island at 7 p.m. This is a very special event and we are honored they will be performing for us so don't miss this once in a lifetime event.

The following information was provided by The Chamber and Convention and Visitor Bureau of Superior-Douglas County, and most of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Parade: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. west on 28th Street to south on Hammond Avenue. We will be staging on Catlin Ave by the High School. The parade again will start at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 28th and Catlin Ave, west on 28th to Hammond, South on Hammond to the Middle School.

-Car Show: The car show will be on Tower Ave. The BUGS Band will be performing at the car show from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the fire works out by the airport, same as every other year. Our vendor promised a great show again so make sure you are there early as parking fills up fast.

-Superior Youth Organization Baseball: 1 p.m. at the Hayes Court Complex, behind Belknap Plaza

-Superior Singers Concert: 1 p.m. at Heritage park

-Children’s Art: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at North 13th Street east of Tower Avenue. We have a real treat for the children this year. We have the Children s Art with Lindsey Graskey hosting it.

-Fireworks: At dusk the fireworks will begin by the fairgrounds and will be our best yet.


The following events will take place Friday, July 4 in Cloquet:
-Sawdust 5K RACE - Pinehurst Park - 8 am

-Farmers’ MARKET - Downtown Municipal Parking Lot - 9 am to sell out

-Veterans Celebration PARADE - Downtown Cloquet Avenue - 11 am

Grand Marshal Dennis “Picc” Picconatto

-Family FUN in the afternoon and evening in Veterans Park - Noon to 5 pm

-Cloquet Area Fire District OPEN HOUSE - Station 1 (downtown) After parade

-Accordian CONCERT - Carlton County Historical Society 4 pm

-Museum (406 Cloquet Ave.) open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-Cloquet Fourth of July CAR SHOW - Northeastern Saloon & Grill 10 am to 2:30 pm

Organized by Duluth Superior Trophy

-POOL PARTY at ‘The Beach’ - Pinehurst Park 2 pm to 4 pm

-CARNIVAL Rides and Games - Voyageurs Park

-Stipes Carnival is coming to Cloquet with tons of rides, games 11 am to 11 pm - Yummy fair food and more. No onsite parking July 4th July 3 - July 6

Family Fun at Veterans Park:

-Food Vendors: Beer tent provided by the VFW, cheese curds, ALL DAY LONG - corn dogs, kettlecorn, ice cream, TeenyWeeny donuts, B&B Wagon (CHS wrestling team), baked goods and more!

-Craft Show 11 am to 5 pm

-Bingo: Organized by the VFW 12:30 pm to 4 pm

-Patriotic Music - Flag Plaza Approx. 12:15 pm

-Cloquet Community Band and guests

-FREE Dash for Cash - Sand Pile 1 pm

-FREE Skateboard Demonstrations - Parking Lot 1:30 pm

-FREE Pony Rides Noon to 4 pm

-FREE Bouncy Castles and Blow-up Climbing Wall Noon to 5 pm

-FREE Face Painting by Maura of ShadowMasters 1 pm to 4 pm

-FREE Wiffle Ball Competition 12:30 pm to 4 pm

-FREE Wagon Rides

-Between Veterans Park, the carnival and swimming pond 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

-FREE Amazing Charles Magic Show 7 pm - Free Balloon Animals for the kids before and after the show!

-FREE Live Music — TO BE ANNOUNCED 3 pm to 8 pm

-FREE Outdoor Movie — TO BE ANNOUNCED 8:45 pm

-Fireworks over the St. Louis River 10:10 pm or dusk


-The“Calithumpian” Parade will start at 9 a.m. at Olcott Park

-Fireworks will take place Friday, July 4 at dusk – They shoot them off from Mineview in the Sky


-A handful of celebrations will be taking place during the Hibbing Jubilee which is from Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13.


The following information was provided by the city, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-From 6:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4, there will be a Run/Walk: Four mile run and walk around Miners Lake in Ely. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m and continues until 7:40 a.m. The walk/run begins at 8 am. (T-Shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register). Register before July 4th-$25, Day of Event-$30, according to the Hibbing Area Chamber website.

-Picnic in Whiteside Park - 11 am to 4 p.m. - Lunch in the Park Pavilion serving Grilled hot dogs, Ely's Famous Wild Rice brats, Sloppy Joes, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Corn-on-the-Cob, & Beverages.

-Needle in a Haystack - 11:30 am - Kids dive for quarters in a sawdust pile! Age groups are 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, & 9-10 year olds.

-Children's Games Ticket Sales - 12 p.m. - Get yours early and avoid the after parade rush!

-YL Mattress Races - 12 p.m. - Grab your bed, family, friends and join in the fun! Should be a "sleeper" of a fun event! (Just don't tell your resort owner you snuck it out of the cabin!) South end of the park. $25 prize for 1st place!! (We do have some mattresses for you if you forget yours!)

-Parade - 1 pm - Bring your bags to scoop up lots of candy!

-Activities & Games in the Park - 1:30 pm to 4 pm - Don't miss this fun afternoon with the kids in a carnival atmosphere in the park!
Family Fun Races (all ages) - 2:30 pm - The entire family will love these!

-Ely City Band in the Band Shell - 3 p.m. - Feel free to bring your lounge chair or a blanket and enjoy the tunes!

-Ely City Band Concert – 6-7 p.m. at the Whiteside Park Pavilion

-Fireworks at Dusk - 10 p.m.


The following information was provided by the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Madeline Island 4th of July Celebration - There's nothing like a Madeline Island 4th of July!

-The Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. (Line-up should begin around 9:45 a.m.).

-Celebration on the Green to follow parade in the area in front of the Museum. Reduced museum admission throughout the day.

-Fireworks light up the sky at 10 p.m.

-36th Annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow Wow – 7 p.m. on July 4, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 5 and 1 p.m. on July 6, 2014.


The following information was provided by the city, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Join Ignite Fitness for the 1st Annual Firecracker 5k group run/walk! Walkers and Runners are invited to participate in a free group run at 8:30 a.m. for a fun to celebrate Independence Day! This is a fun group run/walk which is not timed and is FREE. Just show up at Ignite Fitness, 320 West Main St, Ste B ,with running shoes- bring your kids and strollers! Feel free to wear red, white, and lie - and stay to watch the parade in front of Ignite. RSVP on their Facebook Page and tell them you are coming! Let Freedom RUN!

-Independence Day Celebration, downtown Ashland. Parade at 11 a.m.

-The Lions Club will have their brat and hot dog stand from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Ashland County Courthouse and Moore’s Army Navy Store on Main Street.

-Upper 13 League at Pufall Field in Hodgkins Park.

-Ashland Historical Society Cemetery Walk, Mount Hope Cemetery, from 2pm-4pm. Those who attend will receive a coupon for the Gift Shop at the Ashland Historical Society Museum. For more information, call 715-682-4911.

-Chequamegon Bay Concert Band at the Bandshell, 101 W. Lake Shore Dr., from 8pm-9pm. In case of rain, the concert will relocate to the Alvord Theatre at Northland College, 1411 S. Ellis Ave. For more information, call 715-682-2500.

-Fire Run at 9:45 p.m. with Fireworks to follow.


The following information was provided by the city, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Hayward Civic Club 4th of July Celebration - Kids entertainment & games, music, fireworks! Visit the Hayward Golf website for more details.

-Lakewoods Resort Independence Day Fireworks – Fireworks start between 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Open to the public. Located at the Lakewoods Resort.

-Cable Lions 4th of July Parade and Festivities

-Stone Lake Lions 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks - Food, softball, fireman's water fights, and volleyball.


The following information was provided by the city, and all of the events are taking place on Friday, July 4:

-Red, White & Blue Pancake Breakfast - All you can eat - Cable Community Center - 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - $8 Adults $5 Children - Blueberry Pancakes or Buttermilk Pancakes - Served with strawberries and whipped cream. - Sausage links, orange juice, milk or coffee.

-C.A.R.E. 5K & 10K Walk/Run - Old School Mall Lawn, 8 a.m. start - Entry includes t-shirt if preregistered. This is a fundraiser to help people in the Cable Area in need. Check back for registration details. Start your 4th of July with helping others!

-Cable Area Lions's Club Parade & Picnic – 11 a.m. - Parade begins on Randysek Road next to the Brick House Cafe heading north one block before turning onto Spruce Street, traveling two blocks where the floats will turn south on Kavanaugh Road. The picnic will begin after the parade concludes with pies, ice cream, festival foods, bingo, dunk tank, kids inflatable obstable course and bounce house, and a cow milking contest!

-Fireworks - The perfect end to any 4th of July celebration is fireworks and there will be no shortage of shows! Check out displays at Cable Recreation Park, Grand View Ball Field, and Lakewoods Resort all on the evening of Friday, July 4th!

*Note: If you would like any July 4 activities added to this list, please email producer@kbjr.com with event details.

Ramona Marozas